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SarasotaRepub
09-17-2010, 07:13 PM
There are topics on DU that get beat to death, this, is one of them... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9152830)




wookie72 (534 posts) Fri Sep-17-10 03:32 PM
Original messageIs capitalism worth saving?


My parents told me that they had always believed that the New Deal was not socialist but an attempt to save capitalism. Indeed from what I've read of Howard Zinn, it was not a given that capitalism would survive the Great Depression.

I don't believe in single root causes, but capitalism has definitely exacerbated most of our problems, So in the end do we really need it?


Typical DU replies.




rug (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-17-10 03:33 PM
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1. No.




Vincardog (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-17-10 03:35 PM
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3. Not is it currently exists




Auggie (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-17-10 03:35 PM
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2. Regulated capitalism, yes <Face Palm>


But this next one...it has to rank up there as a high point in DU stupidity...



Jackpine Radical (1000+ posts) Fri Sep-17-10 03:36 PM
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5. I think small, worker-owned enterprises are the way to go. Each company should have a board composed of workers, consumers of the product of the enterprise, and at-large community representatives.


And these idiots wonder why a large segment of the population shutter when Libtards get power.

warpig
09-17-2010, 07:17 PM
5. I think small, worker-owned enterprises are the way to go. Each company should have a board composed of workers, consumers of the product of the enterprise, and at-large community representatives

Nothing would ever get done.

Constitutionally Speaking
09-17-2010, 07:17 PM
There are topics on DU that get beat to death, this, is one of them... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9152830)




Typical DU replies.








But this next one...it has to rank up there as a high point in DU stupidity...



And these idiots wonder why a large segment of the population shutter when Libtards get power.


And they wonder why business owners quit investing their money also.

SarasotaRepub
09-17-2010, 07:23 PM
Nothing would ever get done.

Well of course not, anyone with half a brain can see that. :D

Gingersnap
09-17-2010, 09:04 PM
5. I think small, worker-owned enterprises are the way to go. Each company should have a board composed of workers, consumers of the product of the enterprise, and at-large community representatives.

Small, worker-owned businesses already exist. We call them "family-owned". Good luck getting a job there.

How are the consumers and the at-large "community" people materially invested in the business? If they sway the board with a foolish decision, how are they hurt? :confused:

swirling_vortex
09-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Small, worker-owned businesses already exist. We call them "family-owned". Good luck getting a job there.

How are the consumers and the at-large "community" people materially invested in the business? If they sway the board with a foolish decision, how are they hurt? :confused:
Plus, you also have to factor in how well the "community" can manage business decisions, which I would guess is next to nothing. I pay attention to what goes on in the business world, but I sure as heck wouldn't know what to do if someone asked me how to run a small business and make a profit out of it. Then, you also have to note that sometimes what a business does isn't always community or worker friendly, such as laying off workers in bad times or cutting pay. But those are necessary to survive. A "community owned enterprise" would probably go bankrupt fairly quickly as it would be weighed down by other interests and bureaucracy.

Then again, this is DU. I'm sure most of them still think the Labor Theory of Value still works and that any product that's priced more than what it would cost to make is "exploitation".